Snake Snack By Ken Lill For the Bally Arcade/Astrocade with Blue Ram BASIC Video Overview created by BallyAlley. Video published August 3, 2017.
Snake Snack by Ken Lill was released in 1988 for the Bally Arcade. This program requires Blue RAM BASIC 1.1 and a RAM expansion unit. This version of the program was played from the Ultimulti cartridge, a multicart released by Ken Kill for the Astrocade.
As Ken describes Snake Snack, it is similar to Caterpillar, an "AstroBASIC" game by Kevin O'Neill that was printed in 1983 in the September 1983 issues of the Niagara BUG Bulletin newsletter. In Snake Snack, you have a maze that you must go through while chomping "bits." The more bits that you eat, the longer your snake becomes. It is possible to eat all of the bits in each maze without dying. You can die by either backing over yourself or crossing over yourself.
This game reminds me of the arcade Nibbler, although Ken says it isn't based on that game.
Archive Notes: This video was uploaded to YouTube on August 3, 2017 and added to Archive.org in an HD format for archival purposes. The video was filmed with a Canon Powershot SX60 HS camera.